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Best Balance Bikes in Australia for 2 to 8 year old Kids - ride a bike safely

How To Teach Your Child To Ride A Bike Safely

Australian-designed Kidvelo Balance Bikes and convertible Balance to Pedal Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months right up to tweens learn to ride on two wheels. Kidvelo Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the added complication or distraction of pedals or training wheels. The main focus of every bike is to teach your child to ride a bike safely.

Kidvelo’s simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace. This unique design teaches young children to balance on two wheels right from the start, avoiding developmental delays typical with tricycles and bikes with training wheels.

Kidvelo Bikes are available in 3 sizes:

Kidvelo Rookie 12 Balance Bike  suits ages 18 months to 5 years RRP $229

Kidvelo Rookie 14 Balance to Pedal Bike suits ages 3-6 years  RRP $389 and includes Pedal Kit

Kidvelo Rookie 18 Balance to Pedal Bike suits ages 5-8 years RRP $409 and includes Pedal Kit

 

Advice For Parents to teach their kids to ride a bike safely

Try to teach your child road rules from an early age. Teach your child to be aware of what is happening on the road. Talk about street signs, give-away signs, and traffic signals. This can be done with conversations while driving someplace in your car or riding. Talk about reversing cars in driveways, including your own driveway. If you are lucky enough to have a local bike park like Bicentennial Reserve Willoughby in NSW, visit these regularly so your child can practice riding on a bike track with mini traffic lights, roundabouts, and giving way to other riders.

Make friends with the staff at your local bike shop. Seek good advice on the correct-sized bike for your child. Too big, too small, or too heavy can create unpleasant or unsafe riding experiences for your child. A lightweight bike in the correct size will build your child’s confidence on two wheels and give them the best start learning how to ride on bike paths safely.

Three Safety Products We Recommend

Riding a bike safely is paramount whether your child is riding a balance bike or a pedal bike. Proper equipment can help minimize or even prevent injuries if accidents happen. When thinking about safety equipment, many parents make the mistake of only ensuring that their child has a helmet. While helmets are a crucial aspect of safety gear, do not overlook bike gloves or Knee and Elbow Pads.

Nutcase Helmets are industry leaders in Head Protection. Our range caters to Baby (XXS), Toddler, and Youth sizes and comes in the latest colorful designs to encourage your child to wear a Helmet. RRP $99.95-$109.95

For really little riders (18 months-4 years) or for children who are anxious about learning to ride, we recommend Knee and Elbow Pads like the Nutcase Knee and Elbow Protection Set RRP $54 that come in 3 sizes to ensure the correct fit. These protect little knees and elbows from bumps and scrapes when learning to ride a balance bike.

It’s a child’s first instinct to put their hands down in front of them if they are going to fall, so no matter your child’s age or skill level, bike gloves can improve their riding experience. Azur Bike Gloves RRP $29 help maintain grip, provide comfortable padding on the palms, and are the first line of defense during a fall.

 

For information about Kidvelo Rookie Balance Bikes, Balance Bikes that convert to Pedal Bikes, or information on teaching your child to ride a bike safely, please visit www.kidvelobikes.com or call Nicole at 0408604375 or email nicole@kidvelobikes.com.au

 

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